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Quality Engineer - Cromwell, CT

Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Cromwell, CT, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

The Quality Engineer will provide day-to-day focus on the proper execution of actions necessary for the on-time delivery and first time quality of products and services. The Quality Engineer provide technical and administrative leadership to ensure that performance and quality of products conform to established company, international and governmental regulatory standards, agency guidelines, and customer requirements by implementing and maintaining quality assurance policies, processes, procedures and controls.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and maintain Quality Plans (to include Inspection Plans/ Techniques, Statistical Process Control Plans, Process Mapping, PFMEA, FAI, Control Plan, MSA, etc.) for your products and processes.
  • Create and maintain inspection procedures and plans that align with customer requirements and program specific quality plans.
  • Lead problem solving activities and events and ensure that issues affecting product quality have effective, data-based, problem resolution plans to include, containment, root cause, corrective , and preventive actions, as well as statistical validation of corrective action effectiveness to minimize both product quality and delivery impact.
  • Serve as point of contact with Management and Program Team for program progress and monitoring.  
  • Represent the Quality organization by performing and/ or leading specialized processes, such as contract evaluation and planning; data preparation, data analysis and reporting; development of quality tools, techniques and methods; process improvements; special investigations and audits: material review support; preventive and corrective actions; customer interface, liaison and support; product delivery; and audit of manufacturing and test data for quality system requirements.
  • Make recommendations that improve products’ and processes’ quality, throughput and/or costs.
  • Perform initial MRB reviews and document nonconformance concession submittals to customer
  • Provide technical expertise to company employees, suppliers, customers and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with contractual, company, and regulatory requirements. 
  • Provide education and coaching on the company’s quality system to program and process team mates.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related fields.
  • 1 year of professional experience in quality.
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.


Preferred Qualification:

  • 2 years of quality engineering experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment.
  • Have a fundamental understanding of quality philosophies, principles, systems, methods, tools, standards, organizational and team dynamics, customer expectations and satisfaction, supplier relations and performance, leadership, training, interpersonal relationships, improvement systems and professional ethics.
  • Understand elements of a Quality Management System and its development, documentation and implementation to applicable domestic and international standards and/ or requirements.
  • Understand the audit process and its role within a Quality Management System; including types of audits, reporting results and follow-up.
  • Possess strong written, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to facilitate, lead, and influence others within numerous capacities and subjects.
  • Possess a pro-active mindset with a passion for utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques to improve processes.
  • Computer literate in Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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